Deluxe Islamic Intarsia Inlay Table (Small) is a masterpiece of furniture. The table is created by the professional hands of master artisans delivering the highest quality of arabesque style furniture.
Perfectly matching arabic interiors, the table inlays are made with intarsia technique - whereby accurately cut thin strips of different materials are trimmed to form geometrical and decorating pieces. Inlay pieces can be made of different types of wood, tinted wood, ivory, mother of pearl, shells and exotic materials. Our expert artisan only works with natural materials and animal glue is used to patiently stack inlays upon the matrix. Every piece is handmade and therefore can be completely customized on request - the end result is an unique and personalized work of art that will live on forever.
About Intarsia inlaying technique:
The intarsia technique inlays patterns of different colored sections of wood, ivory or mother of pearl onto the solid wood matrix. By contrast, marquetry assembles lined designs out of thin veneers. This makes intarsia more costly in time and materials but allows for a more eye-catching and geometrically complex design.
The origin of this technique dates back to the VIIth century when Egypt came under Arab rule. Indigenous arts of intarsia with non-representational decors and tiling patterns spread throughout the Maghreb. The technique was introduced into Europe through Andalusia and Sicily when it was already perfected in Islamic North Africa.
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